Eid – A day of hope!

Even as the world descends into chaos with every passing day,
Even as mindless violence tears apart people after people in an endless vicious cycle,
Even as thousands risk their lives fleeing from oppression,
Even as millions yearn to return to their homeland every day,
Do not despair!
Do not despair lest you lose hope!

Even as ideologies separate hearts united in friendship,
Even as hatred seems to have overcome compassion,
Even as imposters come across largely as messiahs,
Do not despair!
Do not despair lest you lose hope!

Even as social, political and economic oppression has transgressed all limits,
Even as the corrupt continue to exploit the gullible,
Even as hunger continues to kill while obesity is on the rise,
Even as the victims of injustice continue to find it easier to escape into nothingness than to face it,
Do not despair!
Do not despair lest you lose hope!

This Eid, remember to keep the victims of oppression, injustice, bigotry, and violence in your prayers while being grateful for the gift of life and the countless blessings we continue to receive every single day. Take steps, however small, to help transform despair into hope.

“Do not despair of the mercy of your Lord!”
‎EidMubarak‬

Dated: July 7, 2016
Bangalore

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